France points the finger at Britain in E. coli mystery
It’s the great food-unnit (sorry) of at least the last, oh, couple of months, with the French scandalously suggesting the rosbifs did it. Seed manufacturers Thompson & Morgan had supplied seed sprouts to France before the outbreak, and thus were for the chop. But they denied any wrongdoing, and so the French turned their guns on fenugreek seeds from Egypt. To be continued…
In-N-Out Burgers voted best in the US
LA’s In-And-Out Burger has been ranked the best fast food joint in the US, beating McDonald’s and Burger King. The burgers are all made in house with beef minced and pattied on site. Even the fries are cut there and fried in vegetable oil. One visitor wept as she ate her burger, which seems like a bit of an over-reaction. A fine burger I’m sure it is, but surely it’s still just a burger.
Social media targets children with fast food
After the indignation about the use of a clown to get children to eat McDonald’s, ‘researchers’ have insightfully spotted that firms such as Nesquik, McDonald’s and Haribo are using the internet to lure children towards their sugary, salty products. I’m reminded of this terrifying expose of subliminal advertising.
Other food news this week:
* Extreme food pornographers create big mac meatloaf video.
* Japan wants its cuisine added to UN heritage list.
* Andy Murray eats 50 portions of sushi a day.
* “Im the world’s fastest chopper” says Jamie Oliver.
* The gum that makes you more attractive.
Blog of the week:
* Dolly Does: The hilarious escapades of one slightly barking girl; Dolly does Billingsgate.
* My friend Alastair is putting on a day on the farm in Kent next Saturday, spent mostly indulging in the wonders of cherries. Details are here.
Video of the week:
* A truly inspiring TED talk by Shea Hembrey about how he became 100 artists. Well worth a lunchtime viewing: